Last night in Brooklyn, Run the Jewels played a show as part of Northside Festival. During their set, they brought out Nas to do his classic “Made You Look.” It’s not the first time the Mass Appeal founder has come out to a Run the Jewels event; he performed his new track “The Season” at the RTJ2 release party. Check out the footage of Nas during Run the Jewels after the jump.
Hot off releasing one of the dopest albums of 2014 (and iHipHop’s best hip-hop album of 2014,) Killer Mike and El-P return to 2015 with the visuals for “Lie, Cheat, Steal.” It’s pretty devilish as the two rappers are warped throughout the video. Peep the visuals for Run the Jewels’ “Lie, Cheat, Steal” after the jump.
Guess who’s back? Fashawn, in case you haven’t read the title. After dropping his FASH-ionably Late mixtape (with The Alchemist) last year Fashawn returns in 2015 with his forthcoming album The Ecology. Check out “Guess Who’s Back” after the jump and be on the lookout for The Ecology February 24th.
Wale’s latest single gets a visual treatment. “The Followers”, which dropped this past summer, receives a video, and the single is scheduled to be released on Nas’ upcoming Mass Appeal compilation project. Peep the video after the jump.
When J Dilla suddenly passed away in 2006, at the tender age of 32, from cardiac arrest, the hip-hop community lost one of the greatest producers of all-time. That year Jay Dee left hip-hop one of the finest collections of instrumentals in Donuts. What made Donuts so special, besides it being released three days before J Dilla’s passing, was that it feels like such an intensely personal statement. Since its release, many have went on to use the instrumentals from Donuts (including Ghostface, Drake, Charles Hamilton, Skyzoo, and Talib Kweli). Now Nas is finally sharing his collaboration with Jay Dee as he raps over the “Gobstopper” beat. Listen after the jump!
Fashawn’s highly anticipated forthcoming project The Ecology gets a huge collaborative track in “Golden State of Mind”. Call it a West Coast connection as Fashawn teams up with Dom Kennedy and Exile for a smooth, chill cut. Unfortunately The Ecology won’t drop until 2015 but it’ll be appearing on Nas’ Mass Appeal compilation. After the jump.
Boldy James offers this preview of his song on Nas’s Mass Appeal compilation tape. He’s doing numbers so that’s “crunchin,” which continues the theme of creating new slang that he started on his M.1.C.S mixtape. He follows in a long list of guys who would be pretty okay without any rap money. He lets you know why too. Track after the jump.
This the type a song make you wanna hit someone innocent. In the best possible way. I never knew how excited I’d be to endorse a rapper named Young Thug, and yet…here we are. Gibbs also drops the scene-stealer verse.
If you’ve always wanted to swag out like Freeway, Rick Ross, Stalley, and all the other bearded artists in the game, you’re in luck. Freeway teamed up with Mass Appeal to give some tips on grooming your beard.